Ecotric Cheetah

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
7 Hours
Maximum Range
31 Miles
Top Speed
25 mph
Watts
500 W
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 12.5Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
Weight
60 lb
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ecotric Cheetah. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

7 reasons to buy

  • Experts and owners agree the Ecotric Cheetah is a comfortable bike on pavement.
  • Two testers consider the bike fun to ride.
  • The Cheetah has nimble handling, according to one expert.
  • Experts appreciate the use of brand-name drivetrain components.
  • A long-term tester commends the "robust" and "sturdy" frame.
  • Experts agree the Cheetah offers good value.
  • The Cheetah has derailleur and chain guards.

10 reasons not to buy

  • The Cheetah's brake levers are reversed, with the front brake on the right-hand side.
  • Owners bemoan the poor assembly instructions.
  • Multiple buyers report quality control issues, such as batteries that don't charge, wheels coming loose, "sloppy" brakes, and derailleurs that don't shift well.
  • The Cheetah's battery is small (432Wh). One tester achieves under 20 miles of throttle-only range on mostly flat terrain.
  • One expert rues the lack of a suspension fork for riding off-road.
  • The bike is not suitable for riders under 5'8".
  • The weak tires puncture easily and frequently when riding off-road, according to one expert.
  • A tester describes the Cheetah as difficult to carry and stow due to its size.
  • One expert and several buyers say Ecotric customer support is unhelpful.
  • The kickstand is too close to the brake rotor, complains one reviewer.

Bottom line

The Ecotric Cheetah is a rigid fat-tire e-bike with a 750W motor and 432Wh battery. Experts and owners (over 5'8") enjoy the comfortable, maneuverable ride and sturdy frame. Several owners say the Cheetah works well as a daily commuter bike. However, they report various quality control issues, such as faulty batteries, brakes, and derailleurs, along with poor customer service. One reviewer also says the tires are easily punctured. When it works, testers and buyers consider it a good, entry-level purchase. But the low price comes with quality compromises and probable headaches.

Expert Reviews

79/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
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Ecotric 500W Fat Tire E-Bike Review: The Best [Price] I Ever Spent on an E-Bike

While the Ecotric fat-tire bike has its shortcomings, it actually offers a decent range of parts and specs that far exceed its modest price.

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Ecotric Fat Tire Beach Snow E-Bike

If you want a fun bike and like mountain bikes, this e-bike is probably the best budget option out there!

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Dr. Jory Basso

Ecotric Fat Tire Best Affordable Electric Bike Review

Overall, I’m gonna say highly recommended with the Ecotric.

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Dr. Jory Basso

Ecotric Sportcool E-Bike Fat Tire Review at 2500 Miles.

This bike is really robust and well-made, considering the price point… it’s a good starter bike.

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User Ratings

77/100 based on 135 ratings
  • 5 star
    57%
  • 4 star
    13%
  • 3 star
    4%
  • 2 star
    7%
  • 1 star
    18%

Rankings

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